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Cucina Rustica - CLOSED

888 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017-2668
+1 213-988-8880
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
21 Aug 2015
“Relaxed evening meal”
15 Aug 2015
“Very disappointing!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
888 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017-2668
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Focaccia bread to start to share was delicious! I had a freshly made pasta bolognese which was excellent and my partner had the magherita pizza which was fresh and tasty! The atmosphere was lively (music was great!) but not so loud you couldn't talk. Staff...More

Thank charwilson92
Reviewed 16 August 2015

The service was great, and the focaccia bread was excellent, but it was all downhill from there. My margherita pizza was awful - it had a cracker-like crust and a bad sauce; my friend's pasta, although freshly made according to our waitress, was tough, and...More

Thank volleygirl44
Reviewed 27 July 2015

In town for Special Olympics World Games. Our party of 9 had 7 pm reservations and there were fewer than 6 others in the restaurant at this time. Service was ok most of the time and very slow at others. They say they are a...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Been eating at this place for years and was always there one of our favorites. Went yesterday and the menu was completely redone! Was told the chef retired and took his recipes with him. They said they were going to a more natural menu, ha,...More

Thank Businesstraveler257
Reviewed 6 June 2015

This place was interesting in a "not sure what I thought way". Went for drinks mid-week after work with plans to stay for dinner (we were all from out-of-town). The main floor at street level was empty. They sent us downstairs to the bar area...More

Thank KDG_TX
Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

All of the reviews made me think it was a great place to eat, but I couldn't have gotten more disappointed! The pizza was awful, the salad was small, and everything was most definitely not worth what they asked for it. Never going back, terrible.

Thank ItaliaanseVoet
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Cucina Rustica is a lovely restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. The menu is varied and the food is authentic Italian fare. Service and atmosphere are both excellent. On weekend nights there is a a very good jazz band to accompany dinner.

Thank ThePurpleProfessor
Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

Went for dinner with a friend. Very good service. Server was very friendly actor from Kentucky. Food was delicious and dessert was great too (had lava cake and some kind of coffee ice cream). Would go back again.

Thank rauen611
Reviewed 29 January 2015 via mobile

Spaghetti not al dente, I rest my case. Sent it back and made the same way. Too much spices on the bolognese more like Indian food than Italian. Onion soup neither looked like one or tasted like one. When the waiter took the bolognese to...More

Thank Jopin55
Reviewed 2 January 2015

This place was terrible!!!! We made reservations for NYE weeks in advance. Showed up at 8:30 on NYE to be told by an extremely rude man that despite the fact that they had our reservations, that they could not accommodate us because THEY did not...More

Thank debaterita
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 888 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017-2668
  • Public Transportation: Subway: 7th Street / Metro Center Station Purple Line
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-988-8880
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